The 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Audience Awards

The Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, presented by the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon, has determined the Audience Award-winning films for this year’s festival.
| By Lisa Cicala

The resounding winner for Favorite Narrative Feature, determined from audience balloting at the festival, is The Tree Inside by Vancouver, B.C.-based filmmakers Michelle Kim and Rob Leickner. The Audience Award for Favorite Documentary Feature went to Make Mine Country by Portland filmmaker Ian Berry.

The 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, which ran from November 12–18, 2015, hosted 45+ regional filmmakers for screenings, workshops, the very first Northwest Filmmakers’ Expo, a day-long filmmakers’ un-conference, and social events where they could share ideas, inspiration, and resources.

The Film Center is in the process of determining the lineup for the Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival touring program. The touring program presents a carefully selected cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest. The Northwest Film Center presents this showcase to bring the filmmakers wider exposure and offer this independent regional work to venues large and small. Profits from the tour are shared with the filmmakers involved. The Tour can be booked by contacting the Northwest Film Center’s Filmmaker Services Manager, Ben Popp at

42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Audience Awards:

  • Favorite Narrative Feature: The Tree Inside (Michelle Kim, Rob Leickner/Vancouver, B.C.)
  • Favorite Documentary Feature: Make Mine Country (Ian Berry/Portland, OR)
  • Favorite Documentary Short: Beauty and the Sea (Ivy Lin/Portland, OR)
  • Favorite Experimental Short: Memory (Stuart Eagon/Portland, OR)
  • Favorite Narrative Short: For Jean-Pierre Melville (Ira Flowers/Portland, OR)
  • Favorite Animated Short: Night Weaver (Joan Gratz/Portland, OR)

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